Japan

Smashing Security #113: FaceTime, Facebook, faceplant

FaceTime bug allows callers to see and hear you *before* you answer the phone, Facebook's Nick Clegg tries to convince us the social network...
Graham Cluley
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Nissan took down websites following Anonymous DDoS attacks

Nissan temporarily took down its websites earlier this week following a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks launched by the hacktivist group...
David Bisson
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The utterly crazy story of the death threat hacker (involves a cat)

How did a cat lead to a notorious death threat hacker finally being caught and jailed in Japan? Read more in my article on the...
Graham Cluley
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Hacked Japanese porn sites spread banking malware attack

Thinking of spending some time perusing Japanese porn websites before you do your online banking? Security researchers at ESET have analysed an organised malware...
Graham Cluley
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After losing 850,000 Bitcoins worth over $470 million, MtGox sets up a telephone hotline

MtGox, the Bitcoin exchange which dramatically shut its doors last week after it revealed hackers had stolen approximately $477 million worth of the digital...
Graham Cluley
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22 million user IDs may be in the hands of hackers, after Yahoo Japan security breach

The call has gone out to Yahoo Japan's 200 million users to change their passwords, after the company warned that it suspected hackers had...
Graham Cluley
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Selling a ship to North Korea? You might want to check you’ve wiped its data first

When Japan sold a decommissioned coast guard vessel to a pro-North Korea organisation, you might imagine that it would check that any data on...
Graham Cluley
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Android porn malware leads to arrests in Japan

Six men have been arrested in connection with an app that infected Android smartphones, stole personal information and demanded that a fee was paid.
Graham Cluley
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Why Japan’s search-and-destroy cyber weapon could be a very bad idea

The Japanese Defense Ministry has awarded Fujitsu a multi-million dollar contract to develop a computer virus. But is it a good idea to...
Graham Cluley
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Hackers steal data on nuclear plants and fighter jets

A high-tech military contractor, which suffered an attack from hackers earlier this year, is reported to have lost sensitive data related to defence equipment...
Graham Cluley
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Japanese parliament hit by cyber-attack

Hackers were able to snoop upon emails and steal passwords from computers belonging to lawmakers at the Japanese parliament for over a month, according...
Graham Cluley
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Mac OS X Trojan hides behind malicious PDF disguise

A fascinating new example of Mac malware has been discovered, that appears to be adopting an old Windows-style disguise to fool users into running...
Graham Cluley
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China denies hacking high-tech weapon maker

Accusations fly that China may have been responsible for hacking a weapons maker, while Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is criticised for not reporting the attack...
Graham Cluley
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Hackers attack high-tech military contractor, break into submarine manufacturing plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan's biggest defense contractor, has revealed that it suffered a hacker attack in August that caused some of its networks to...
Graham Cluley
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Serial virus writer jailed for orange cartoon octopus malware

A Japanese man is sent to prison after spreading a virus across the internet via file-sharing networks and damaged data on victims' computers.
Graham Cluley
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Japan makes virus creation illegal

People who write or deliberately spread malware can expect to be fined or receive up to three years in prison, under laws enacted by...
Graham Cluley
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